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Brothers Water – Small but Mighty

Brothers Water – Small but Mighty Nestled in the Hartsop valley in upper Patterdale, Brothers Water is one of the most remote bodies of water in the lake district and is bustling with an abundance of wildlife and flora. A mere puddle in comparison to its watery neighbours Windermere and Ullswater, this quaint little water […]

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Tarn Hows Circular Route

Tarn Hows Circular Route With beautiful views of the Lakeland fells this easy circular route is ideal for the whole family. It is suitable for buggies and mobility aids. There is also a separate path leading up above the tarn so you can really take in those exceptional views if you are able. Keep your […]

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67. The Plaice. Wildlife of the Solway

67. The Plaice. Wildlife of the Solway The Plaice is one of the best known commercially exploited fish species with approximately 5,000 tons landed every year around Britain. Its range is from the Barents Sea in the North to the Mediterranean in the south. It has been seriously overfished in the past but now stocks […]

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Welcome to The Tarn District

Welcome to The Tarn District – Doesn’t have the same ring as Welcome to The Lake District does it? Here we are living our best lives surrounded by Waters, Tarns, Meres and Lakes and all wondering what’s the difference. All are more or less the same, yet only one Lake by name exists in The […]

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Don’t Feed The Horses

I saw a post on social-media a while back which was shocking, it was from a lady who’s pony had needlessly died due to someone feeding it. The lady in question posted “When I share posts because someone has lost their horse due to people feeding them, I always hope that it will educate people so […]

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Explore Further, Discover More

With over 130 miles to explore, The Lakes 100 takes you on a circular journey packed with over 50 points of interest to visit along the way. West Cumbrian brothers, Aaron and Peter Lewthwaite, devised the concept and created the accompanying map full of interesting facts, historic places, hints of folklore and much more: “This […]

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How two lake district business women have taken to wild swimming to relieve the stresses of business during a worldwide pandemic

How two lake district business women have taken to wild swimming to relieve the stresses of business during a worldwide pandemic. As if owning and running a business isn’t stressful enough, throw in a worldwide pandemic for good measure and most business owners will be nodding their heads in agreement.  It’s been widely publicised in […]

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Herdwick Sheep – Guardians Of The Fells

Herdwick Sheep – Guardians Of The Fells.  Few animals have taken to the Cumbrian conditions better than the iconic Herdwick. The striking black fleeces of the lambs which lighten with age and their ability to withstand the cold, relentless rain of the Lake District have made Herdies an icon.  But to understand their importance we […]

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Get outdoors, spend time in nature… but please be responsible

Whinlatter Forest Just five miles outside Keswick, sits England’s only true mountain forest, Whinlatter. It’s known for its breath-taking views, an abundance of wildlife and myriad of adventure activities for all ages.  Forestry England manages the site with people, wildlife and sustainability at its core. It’s a special place where people can escape from the […]

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A Path Less Trodden – Walking in Cumbria

A Path Less Trodden – Walking in Cumbria We kept families in mind and both walks are relatively easy with moderate climbs, the first is a circuit of the Haweswater reservoir and the other is a charming romp through some lovely, and very quiet, countryside nearby.    Haweswater Circuit 10 miles – 4 hr 30 […]

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